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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private collection of Persian art, Egyptian sculptures, and paintings by the Old Masters. Calouste Gulbenkian's collection of paintings includes works by Bouts, Van de Weyden, Lochner, Cima de Conegliano, Carpaccio, Rubens, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Guardi, Gainsborough, Romney, Lawrence, Fragonard, Corot, Renoir, Nattier, Boucher, Manet, Degas and Monet. A favourite sculpture of his was the marble original of Houdon's famous Diana, which had belonged to Catherine of Russia and which Gulbenkian purchased from the Hermitage Museum in 1930.
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“european art” (57 reviews)
“ancient egypt” (49 reviews)
“rene lalique” (44 reviews)
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3461
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth visiting for the sculpture alone. Really nice walks through the gardens. Good selection of paintings too.

Thank Poochpeg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unlike many museums this is a display of one mans collection, but wow what a collection. It does mean you can get quite a few of the same thing but all of superb quality. Nice cafe. Nice gardens. Free entry to gardens and after 2pm...More

1  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the four time we visited this museum and we just love it. Love the collection, how all is exposed, the people who works there is very kind and the atmosphere is fantastic.

Thank Panni L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first visit was in 1999, our visit time in Lisbon. We make it a point to return on every visit to Lisbon. The collection is not large, but when you consider that it is one man's personal collection, it is amazing. You start out...More

Thank Divamura
Reviewed 3 days ago

There was a good choice for lunch. Salads, soups, pies and reasonably priced. The service was also quicker that we expected. A very efficient operation in a great setting on the veranda looking out into the museum grounds.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had one more day in Lisbon, and had done all the usual. This place was suggested to us, so we did. Well, it was one of the high-lights of our trip. An eclectic collection of many different items, from an alabaster cup dated 5000...More

Thank 121Kiwitraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

A well laid out air conditioned museum with a very diverse collection of artifacts especially the lalique room.

Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not too large, thus you can visit it in one morning or afternoon. Very well presented with good information about the objects. In particular, an amaizing exibhition of Lalique work. A must-do in your tripo to Lisbon

Thank abmoniz
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is full of all the things that I and many others love. There are some really big names in art here. I loved the antique furniture, costumes, rugs and ceramics. My greatest favourite was the large collection of Lalique glassware, including jewellery. There...More

Thank kathyk0l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Surprises around every corner. A must see when in Lisbon. Furniture and fabrics are beautiful and the Lalique pieces extraordinary.

Thank Gerry H
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Gurpreet G
26 April 2017|
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Response from Luis P | Reviewed this property |
No, you cloud find a permanent exhibition of the works of the painter Paula Rego in the House of Stories in Cascais, which was built for this purpose.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Torben S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I Think its 10 euro for The permanent exibition and 14 incl The exibition at dispay. And mayby its still free at sundays after 2 pm
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22 November 2016|
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